Don't even get me started on the CDC! I could go on for days, really. But try Googling CDC and conspiracy and I'm sure you'll come up with way more than you ever wanted to know about them.
It would be cool though if someone like Michael Moore would show up at one of their facilities and threaten to let a jar full of ticks loose and see how if they still say ticks are mostly harmless. "Oh well since these little guys are so harmless, I'm just going to let them all out now, they look pretty hungry. You don't mind if I dump them here on your lawn, do you?"
(I can dream can't I?)